Membership

Our membership is open to qualified and trainee sign language interpreters and translators (deaf and hearing) who identify as a person of colour. Membership is open to sign language interpreters and translators from across Europe.

 

We are a large group from diverse backgrounds, including a large number of people who identify as mixed heritage, which is what makes us unique and strong.

 

Our ethos as an organisation is to create and maintain a safe space for people who may have experienced life as the ‘other’, a member of an ethnic minority in a Western, White society, or as a product of the legacy of colonialism, slavery and race politics.

Please see our Membership Policy for more information.

Membership Categories

Full member


Full Member membership is open to trainee and qualified interpreters and translators (deaf and hearing) from European countries who identify as a person of colour. Member benefits:

  • Listing on online directory
  • Access to a bookings group with dedicated bookings for interpreters of colour, as well as job notifications
  • Access to training and educational events
  • Access to research, publications and opportunities to contribute to research
  • Monthly newsletter subscription
  • Access to shadowing and buddying opportunities
  • Access to professional mentoring and supervision services
  • Access to regional peer support groups
  • Access to all networking events and opportunities
  • Representing the organisation at regional, national and international level
  • Voting rights at AGM
  • Eligible to stand as an Executive Board member
  • Use of designatory letters MIOC after name
  • Use of IOCN Member logo
  • Access to online forums and an IOCN WhatsApp group
Joining as a Full Member
  1. Complete the New Member Application Form
  2. A member of the Board of Directors will call you to ask about your motivations for joining and to explain more about the group
  3. You will be sent the Members Handbook and asked to agree to the terms and conditions of membership
  4. You will then be able to access full member benefits




Associate member


Applications for Associate Member will open soon. Please email admin@interpretersofcolour.net to register your interest. Associate membership is open to any individual who supports the aims and objectives of the Interpreters of Colour Network. Member benefits:

  • Access to training and educational events
  • Access to research, publications and opportunities to contribute to research
  • Monthly newsletter subscription
  • Attendance at conferences and events
  • Access to some networking events and opportunities
  • Use of IOCN Supporter logo
Joining as an Associate Member
  1. Complete the Associate Member Application Form
  2. A member of the Board of Directors will call you to ask about your motivations for joining and to explain more about the group
  3. You will be sent the Members Handbook and asked to agree to the terms and conditions of membership
  4. You will then be able to access associate member benefits




Membership fees


Full member: £TBC Associate member: £TBC Student member: £TBC Corporate member: £TBC




Corporate member


Applications for Corporate Member will open soon. Please email admin@interpretersofcolour.net to register your interest. Corporate membership is open to professional associations, regulatory bodies, companies and other organisations that support the aims and objectives of the Interpreters of Colour Network. Member benefits:

  • Access to training and educational events
  • Access to resources to design and develop training courses
  • Access to research, publications and opportunities to contribute to research
  • Monthly newsletter subscription
  • Attendance at conferences and events
  • Access to some networking events and opportunities
  • Use of IOCN Supporter logo
Joining as a Corporate Member Please contact the Board of Directors at admin@interpretersofcolour.net in the first instance.




Student member


Student Member membership is open to people of colour who are working towards interpreter and/or translator training from European countries. Student members must be enrolled on an interpreting programme that leads to qualified status. Member benefits:

  • Access to training and educational events
  • Access to research, publications and opportunities to contribute to research
  • Monthly newsletter subscription
  • Access to shadowing and buddying opportunities
  • Access to professional mentoring and supervision services
  • Access to regional peer support groups
  • Access to all networking events and opportunities
  • Access to online forums and an IOCN WhatsApp group
Joining as a Student Member
  1. Complete the New Member Application Form
  2. A member of the Board of Directors will call you to ask about your motivations for joining and to explain more about the group
  3. You will be sent the Members Handbook and asked to agree to the terms and conditions of membership
  4. You will then be able to access student member benefits





Interpreters of Colour Network 

General enquiries: admin@interpretersofcolour.net

 

Bookings: work@interpretersofcolour.net

 

Press: press@interpretersofcolour.net

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